The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Summer 1984, Volume 30, Number 3
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor
Back to the article: San Diego’s First Cabrillo Celebration
Cabrillo and his men “land” at the foot of D Street (Broadway). From here the party proceeded to a nearby plot of soil where they planted a Spanish flag.
Part of the Cabrillo Day Celebration parade as it moved along D Street.
A large triple arch thirty-seven and a half feet high was constructed on D Street.
A second arch spanned Fourth Street and was constructed by John C. Fischer. It was lighted with 2,000 electric lights.
The Indian fiesta was presented in an enclosed stockade on A and Fourth Streets. A 125 foot central circle was used for games and dances.
The Chamber of Commerce fFloat passes by the Horton House.
The Regular Army marches in full dress uniforms.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS are from the San Diego History Center’s Title Insurance and Trust Collection.